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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-03-10, 07:19 PM   #1
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New to fixed...need help!

A friend and I both started out on single speed and now are riding fixed. But I've come up against two problems...I'm riding an 08' Fuji Track and find that only after riding for a month or so my knees are constantly sore and two...I can't skid. My gear ratio is a 48:15. Any suggestions on what I can do?
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Ok, if you tried the search function, you would find all your answers. Its not that hard. Try that first then ask questions.
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Ok, if you tried the search function, you would find all your answers. Its not that hard. Try that first then ask questions.
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Long story short, go to a larger cog, somewhere in the 17-20 tooth range. You won't go as fast, but your knees will be less sore, and it will be easier to skid.
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Long story short, go to a larger cog, somewhere in the 17-20 tooth range. You won't go as fast,
sure he will, he just to learn to spin well. I kept up with E-rock on 48:19. yeah, since your knee hurts ride the lowest practical gear until you heal/toughed up, maybe even go back to SS so you can coast down the hills.

tendinitis sucks

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Old 02-03-10, 08:15 PM   #6
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maybe get some brakes too if ya cant skid

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